German Potato Salad

Potato salad is a staple for summer barbeques.  I usually make the mayonnaise based type, but my husband likes the warm, bacony German style – So this is what I put together…

What you need:

  • 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes (I used a combination of red, blue and yellow)
  • ½ pound of bacon, cut into chunks
  • ¾ cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives

How to Do it:

Cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium and cook until they are fork tender.  Drain and allow to cool.

In a medium sauce pan, cook the bacon on medium-low until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crispy.  Pour off all but 2 Tablespoons (about) of the bacon fat.

Cut the cooled potatoes into quarters and put them into the pan.  Add the remaining ingredients, except the chives, and cook on low, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in chives.  Serve warm.


Makes 4-6 servings


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13 Responses to German Potato Salad

  1. Winnie says:

    It reminds me of the salad my Mom used to make
    We looooove potato salad, but she never used bacon (it’s forbidden for us – religious reason)
    Great salad :)

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  3. Marie says:

    What a fantastic recipe for picnics and family reunions. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

  4. This sounds so delicious! I’ll definitely have to make this for my next backyard gathering! Thanks so much for sharing this week on Maker’s Mix Up!

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  6. ashley says:

    Oh yum! I’ve never actually had german potato salad, but my husband talks about it all the time! This recipe looks delicious so I’ll have to try it sometime :) Thanks so much for linking up with us in the #MakersMixUp Link-Up this week!

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